Grass Seeds Galore!

Grass Seeds Galore! My apologies for reprinting some content from an article from last year but the message is the same and it’s a really important one. Over the last couple of weeks, when I bring back my dogs from their daily run, the evidence is clear – it’s grass seed season again! Although those

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Feline Aids – What You Need to Know

Feline Aids – What You Need to Know. We had a recent case which reminded me about Feline Aids and what you need to know about this potentially fatal disease in cats. ‘Fizz’ was inherited by his new owner, Bonnie Balogh, after friends had found him abandoned. Bonnie decided to take him on and brought

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Maisie Survives Her Snake-bite Scare!

Maisie survives her snake-bite scare! When Sue Agar realized that her Labrador, Maisie, had killed a large Brown snake in the garden, she called us straight away. On advice from the reception staff, Sue jumped in the car and brought her straight in. Although Maisie wasn’t showing any clinical signs, a quick blood test showed

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Blood Testing for Kidney Disease in Pets

We’re really excited to be able to offer a new method of blood testing for kidney disease in pets. I mentioned in a recent story that we recommend ‘pre-anaesthetic’ blood testing in all pets undergoing surgery. Any of you who come to us on a regular basis for your ongoing pet healthcare would know that

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New Treatment for Dogs with Allergies!

Itchy dogs (and, to a lesser extent, cats) are a real problem for our clients at this time of year. It happens every Spring and keeps us busy providing treatment and advice. For pet owners, treating the allergies can be a big challenge and, potentially, a major source of frustration. Many of these itchy pets

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Microchip Alert!

Desexing and microchipping is about to be mandatory for pet registration! I mentioned in an update last month that dog and cat registration is about to change in South Australia. Amongst other changes, purchasers of any new puppy or kitten will be obliged to desex their pet within the first month after taking ownership. Microchips

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5 Reasons You Should Worm Your Pet!!

Every day, we have multiple discussions with clients as to why (and how) they should worm their pets on a regular basis. I was reminded of this yesterday when a client came in to show us what his cat had just vomited up – a 10 inch long tapeworm! Sorry if the accompanying photo is

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Everything You Need to Know about New Desexing Laws

All South Australian pet owners should be aware that, as of July 1st this year, all dogs and cats without a specific exemption will need to be desexed and microchipped by the age of six months. These new desexing laws may sound like a draconian requirement. However,  it’s something that the Dog and Cat Management

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Keep Our Dog Parks Free!

I respect the fact that there are some owners who’d rather not have their dogs mix with others but, on the whole, most people love to see their dogs running around, stretching their legs and socializing freely with other dogs. It’s fantastic exercise for the dogs, it provides mental stimulation and it teaches them to

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5 Reasons You Should Take Out Pet Insurance

At Gawler Animal Hospital, we think pet insurance is a real ‘no-brainer’ and I’d like to tell you why.  I heard yesterday about a tale of woe that reminded me why insurance is such a good idea for pet owners. The lady telling me the story discovered her dog in a pretty distressed state and

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